Calvin McCarty


215 lbs


5' 10"


Running Back


Western Washington


Nov 2nd, 1984

Career Years:



Edmonton Eskimos



In 18 games (18 starts), McCarty recorded 16 catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns, eight rushes for 37 yards, 11 special teams tackles and one kickoff return for two yards. McCarty scored the Eskimos first TD of the 2014 season on a 9-yard pass from Mike Reilly in Week 1 against BC. In the Western Semi-Final against Saskatchewan, McCarty recorded two catches for 19 yards and two special teams tackles. In the Western Final against Calgary, McCarty recorded one catch for six yards and two special teams tackles.


In 18 games McCarty had 20 catches for 186 yards (9.3 yd. avg.) and two touchdowns and nine rushes for 48 yards and nine special teams tackles this season. McCarty had touchdowns in back-to-back games in Week 5 and Week 6 against Montreal and Hamilton respectively.


McCarty played in 12 games and had 12 rushes for 36 yards and a touchdown and 5 receptions out of the backfield for 23 yards. He also had 4 tackles on special teams. He left the Labour Day Rematch early with an injury and was on the injured list for games 11-14 and 16-17. He returned to the lineup for Game 15 but was re-injured. He returned for the final game of the season and played in the Eastern Semi-Final.


McCarty played all 18 games (8 starts) and had 52 carries for 209 yards (lg: 53 yds) and 22 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown. He also had 9 special teams tackles. Calvin also played in the Western Semi-Final (2 special teams tackles, 3 catches for 17 yards and 1 carry for a 1-yard touchdown) and the Western Final (1 carry for 6 yards, 2 catches for 4 yards and a special teams tackle).


McCarty is the Eskimo Nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian.  He played 15 games with 6 starts at Running Back and on Special teams. He has recorded 62 carries for 287 yards and 3 touchdowns, 3 catches for 278 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Also recorded 8 Special Teams Tackles and 1 Kick Return for 5 yards. In Game 6 McCarty caught a pass from punter Noel Prefontaine on a fake punt for a first down, he was on the reserve list for Game 7 and the 1 game injury list for Games 8 and 9 due to a hand injury. In game 17 McCarty took a direct snap on a fake punt, ran and got a first down.


McCarty has played seven games at running back and on special teams. In the first game of the season when starter Jesse Lumsden left the game with a dislocated shoulder, McCarty stepped in and had 12 carries for 27 yards and four catches for 31 yards. He also recorded two special teams tackles. He earned Canadian Player of the Week in the fourth game of the season with nine carries for 76 yards and two touchdowns. He also added three catches for 29 yards and a special teams tackle. He has a total of 47 carries for 235 yards and four touchdowns, 14 catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns and six special teams tackles. His six touchdowns currently lead the team. He was named CFL Canadian Player of the Month for July. He missed three games with a hamstring injury.


McCarty played in all 18 games (three starts) this season. He filled when starting running back AJ Harris was injured on Sept 13 and earned CFL Canadian Player of the Week honours. He finished the season with 88 carries for 490 yards and four touchdowns and 70 receptions for 583 yards and one touchdown. He got his first CFL start on Oct 4 vs. Wpg and again earned Top Canadian honours. He continues to be a force on special teams with 11 special teams tackles. In the East Semi-Final he played running back and recorded one carry (-2 yards) and hauled in seven catches for 52 yards. In the East Final he started at running back and had four catches for 14 yards.


In 2007 McCarty played in 18 games his rookie season, rushing six times for 13 yards and making seven receptions for 99 yards, including a spectacular touchdown catch vs. Saskatchewan on October 26. He was also a stand-out on special teams, recording five tackles.


McCarty started the first seven games at Western Washington in 2006 before suffering a season-ending foot fracture. The Burnaby, BC native was a second-team North Central Conference All-Star and was ranked fifth among NCC rushing leaders with 492 yards and five touchdowns on 130 carries. He also caught 30 passes for 278 yards. He majored in Communications. Calvin began is college career at Boise State before transferring to Reedly College (California) and finally to Western.


McCarty and Christie–Lee Chapman welcomed daughter Cali Kay Chanel McCarty on November 6, 2007. He has a younger brother, Jordan McCarty, who is a senior quarterback for Blaine High School in Blaine, Washington.